Last week the Air Force held its first enlisted drone aircraft pilot selection board. 185 active-duty enlisted airmen who applied for the drone pilot position and passed initial qualifying were being considered. If selected the airmen will begin training in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to prepare them for piloting a drone.
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We anticipate the board will select 30 airmen with five alternates,” Air Force Personnel Center spokesman Mike Dickerson told Military.com on Monday. The board is still “in coordination,” but the results are expected soon, he said.